Polar Express Train Rides Underway at Nevada Northern Railway

The Nevada Northern Railway Museum transforms into Chris Van Allsburg’s classic children’s book, The Polar Express, this Christmas season. Children of all ages are welcome on a special ride from Ely, Nev. to the North Pole. Hot chocolate and coo … [Read more...]

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Lincoln County Trails Plan

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on the Lincoln County Multipurpose Trails Phase II Preliminary Environmental Assessment that proposes to develop non-motorized … [Read more...]

Caliente City Council News

The Nov. 16 Caliente City Council meeting began with with Mull’s Midway Motel. City attorney Dylan Frehner said that they have paid the back taxes to the city. The Mulls will have to pay the back fees to the state, about $3,000, by Jan. 31, 2018. T … [Read more...]

Wildlife Refuge Volunteers to Retire After 10 Years of Service

Submitted by Barbara Michel As 2017 nears its close, so too will the long volunteer service of Christine Balew and Sheila Mason. For over a decade, Christine and Sheila have come to Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge every Saturday morning to … [Read more...]

State Treasurer Visits Caliente as Part of Gubernatorial Campaign

Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz, the second candidate for governor to come to Caliente, held an eat and meet at the Olson Senior Center on Monday. He said the reason he is running is, “Enough is enough. What do I mean by this? I’ve been in Carson the … [Read more...]

Local Girls to Compete at JrNFR

Two local girls will get to race among the stars in Las Vegas this December. Wylee Mitchell of Pioche and Maddie Grover of Caliente will be two of 120 cowgirls competing at the KK Run for Vegas/JrNFR Barrel Race, set for Dec. 12-16 in Las Vegas. … [Read more...]

Estate Planning and Thanksgiving Gratitude

By Jeffery J. McKenna As a young boy growing up, I loved meeting at grandma’s house on 21st Street in old Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving brings great memories. We crammed cousins and uncles in every corner of the house and a spirit of … [Read more...]

Alamo Town Board News

The Alamo Town Board met on Nov. 14. The board discussed purchasing four “no pets on the grass” signs for each of the fields in town and tabled the decision until the budget is analyzed further. Also, there was a problem with the doorknobs on the m … [Read more...]

Alamo Power District News

The Alamo Power District met Nov. 14. The board approved a four-percent increase in salary for 2018. Currently, since the end of October, the Power District has $21,000 in profit. The board discussed difficult accounts, and Shain Manuele is currently … [Read more...]

Fire District News

The Pahranagat Valley Fire District met Nov. 15. Ryan Rhodes, the EMT Coordinator, discussed location, date, and time for the district holiday party. He is asking the store to cater the event. Rhodes also reminded the board that an ambulance is … [Read more...]

Local Commissioners Attend Washington D.C. Meeting

County Commissioners Varlin Higbee and Jared Brackenbury traveled to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2-3 for meetings with undersecretaries of all of President Trump’s cabinet members. It was a special invitation for the state of Nevada only, Higbee s … [Read more...]

Alamo Sewer and Water News

The Alamo Sewer and Water Board met Nov. 7. They received a letter from the State Revolving Fund (SRF) which outlined that the current Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) wasn’t properly formatted. The board agreed to follow up with Farr West E … [Read more...]

Judge Roscoe Wilkes,

Pioche-raised Roscoe Wilkes became a respected judge and district attorney in Lincoln County. Not too many local veterans of U.S. military service have published stories of their wartime experience, but the late Judge Wilkes did. One, in … [Read more...]

Structure Fire Damages Home

A structure fire Nov. 13 at the home of Mary Buck in the Beaver Dam Estates resulted in about $10,000 to $20,000 worth of smoke damage. Panaca Fire Chief Kerry Lee said the call came in at 4 a.m. Caliente Volunteer Fire Department responded with … [Read more...]

Condemned Buildings Finally Demolished

Two condemned buildings on the corner of Main and Lacour Streets in Pioche have been torn down and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is backfilling the site with dirt. County District Attorney Daniel Hooge explained that the … [Read more...]

Panaca Town Board News

By Collin Anderson On Monday, the Panaca town board was able to meet and discuss the business for this month. The meeting started promptly at 6:00 p.m., and after approving the agenda, minutes from the last meeting, and various bills that needed … [Read more...]

Pioche Town Board News

By Collin Anderson On Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, the Pioche town board was able to meet to discuss the issues facing its hillside community. Once the entire board was in attendance, the meeting started with public comment, of which there was only … [Read more...]

Nevada Fire Marshal Urges Checking Extinguishers Due to Recall

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles on November 2. According to Kidde United Technologies, fire extinguishers with plastic handles and plastic push-buttons … [Read more...]

Pvhs Hoops Star Signs College Letter of Intent

Pahranagat Valley senior Culen Highbe is changing animal skins when he goes off to college. He’ll be going from a Panther to a Badger. After graduation in May, he is headed to Snow College in Ephraim, Utah to play for coach Robert Nielson, who has g … [Read more...]

School Board News

In other school district business, a financial meeting was held the day prior. This meeting included the findings from the school district’s general audit, performed by Dan McArthur. McArthur found three issues in his audit, starting with a budget v … [Read more...]